Picture of the week: Wild Swimming Beaches in Sweden

Wild swimming in Sweeden

An idyllic summer scene from Sweden. One that could be replicated in England this summer if only we had a right to swim. Swimming was once so popular in the UK that concerns over public decency led to the enactment of the  local act of 1868 which empowered local authorities to restrict bathing in watercourses on grounds of danger or indecency…

No Swimming in Leicester
No Swimming in Leicester

This led ultimately to the near extinction of wild swimming in England.

Discover the rich history of the British Swimmer by reading Hung Out to Dry.

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Wild Swimming History Book

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